Google Health is launching a free app that uses AI trained on more than 16,000 clinical dermatology cases and can identify hundreds of skin conditions, including cancers, with accuracy comparable to that of board-certified dermatologists in the U.S.

AI is poised to help settle an argument that’s been roiling academic psychiatry for more than a century: Are bipolar disorder and schizophrenia two distinct diagnoses—or points along a single continuum?

Deep neural networks are capable of tying oncological findings from genetic testing with those from medical imaging and biopsy analysis to not only validate previously discovered connections among and between the three fields but also uncover new ones.  

The FDA has approved an AI tool for speeding thyroid sonography workflows while, across the Atlantic, the European Union has OK’d an AI-based ultrasound device that guides nerve blocking as a form of local anesthesia

Researchers have developed an AI system that can differentiate primary tumors from metastatic lookalikes on routine histology slides while also helping pinpoint the sites from which the cancer sprung.

Yale researchers have demonstrated a machine learning tool for choosing between coronary imaging and stress testing in patients who present with suspected coronary artery disease.  

Biases in algorithms can have critical implications for minority patients, which is why IBM Research and Watson Health sought out to examine the best methods for addressing this problem.

The newly developed tool predicts the location of accessory pathways inside the heart that can cause irregular heart pulses.

Researchers have used machine learning to predict wellbeing—not only objective physical condition but also subjective overall health—as a function of demographic, socioeconomic and geographic factors.

The FDA has granted de novo classification to an AI software module that puts a second pair of eyes on colonoscopy videos in real time and is compatible with any endoscope.

The European Union has granted CE mark approval to a breast cancer screening system that combines a thermal imaging device with cloud-hosted AI analytics.

A major collegiate athletic conference is teaming with a top-tier academic healthcare system and a popular fitness technology company to study the utility of wearables for preventing or monitoring infectious diseases in student-athletes.

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Two different companies announced that they are recalling all lots of the medication. 

CardioSmart, an online resource for both patients and clinicians, has a new editor. 

The funding includes $8.5 billion in American Rescue Plan resources for providers who treat Medicaid, Children's Health Insurance Program and Medicare patients.

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